Undergraduate Programs

Below you will find a short description of each of our areas of study within the Department of Behavioral Sciences. You can find more details about each program by clicking on the links in each section or by clicking on the menu items to the left. If you have any questions about any of our programs, please don't hesitate to contact us using the information found at the bottom of this page.
 

ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology is the study of peoples and groups worldwide including their behavior, adaptation techniques, and social practices in both the present and the past. Anthropology has many subfields including, cultural anthropology, social anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. Within the Behavioral Sciences degree at Andrews University we offer an Anthropology Concentration and an Anthropological Archaeology Concentration.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:
B.S. Behavioral Sciences: Anthropology
B.S. Behavioral Sciences: Anthropological Archaeology
Minor in Anthropology

Full details found here.
 
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Behavioral Sciences studies the ways in which people respond to the world around them. As a broad field, it encompasses several more specific fields including Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology. At Andrews University, Behavioral Sciences provides students with a broad understanding of human behavior by taking classes in all three fields.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:
B.S. Behavioral Sciences
Minor in Behavioral Sciences

Full details found here.
 
BRAIN & COGNITION
Psychologists study behavior and the mind including conscious and unconscious phenomena, both normal and abnormal functioning and concentrate on behaviors that affect the mental and emotional health of humans. The Brain and Cognition concentration within the Psychology program provides students with training in experimental psychology, including a mentored undergraduate research experience that can lead to presentation and publication of the original research with a faculty member.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:
B.S. Psychology: Brain & Cognition

Full details found here.
 
COMMUNITY & INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Community development workers perform a wide array of tasks that enable communities at the local or international level to change and improve various aspects in the lives of their residents. They work in different settings such as inner city agencies, service-learning organizations, community service organizations, community advocacy groups, etc. Additionally community development workers could work overseas in international relief and development agencies as well as for church-based mission programs.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:
B.S. Sociology: Community & International Development
Minor in Community & International Development
MSCID Community & International Development (see the "Graduate Program" tab for more details)

Full details found here.
 
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Criminal Justice is the system in which crimes and criminals are identified, apprehended, judged, and punished. There are three major areas in the field: Law Enforcement, which maintains order and safety and enforces laws; the Court System, responsible for upholding the law; and the Corrections system, which carries out punishment and rehabilitates individuals. At Andrews University, within the Sociology major, there are two concentration options, Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice: Pre-Professional which is designed for those seeking admissions to graduate school.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:
B.S. Sociology: Criminal Justice
B.S. Sociology: Criminal Justice (Pre-Professional)
Minor in Criminal Justice

Full details found here.
 
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
The Emergency Preparedness concentration at Andrews University provides students with skills in planning and preparing for emergencies, the management of operations during an emergency, the implementation of recovery efforts after an emergency, and the after action assessment process.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:
B.S. Sociology: Emergency Preparedness

Full details found here.
 
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologists study behavior and the mind including conscious and unconscious phenomena, both normal and abnormal functioning and concentrate on behaviors that affect the mental and emotional health of humans. Within the Psychology Degree at Andrews University, students can choose the General Concentration or the Pre-Professional Concentration. Students intending to continue on to graduate school should select the Pre-Professional concentration.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:
B.A. Psychology
B.A. Psychology: Pre-Professional
B.S. Psychology
B.S. Psychology: Pre-Professional
Minor in Psychology

Full details found here.
 
SOCIOLOGY
Sociologists study the formation and interaction of human groups and the individual's relationship to social groups. Many focus on the role of various groups in socialization of the individual into norms, values and behaviors or on the development of major social institutions and how they interact with each other and impact socialization across time and cultures. Sociologists use a theoretical framework that examines how institutions and groups function for the success of a society, the conflicts that may be inherent in group interaction and how human beings can change institutions and their relationship. At Andrews University, students can choose to either take a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology or a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:
B.A. Sociology
B.S. Sociology
Minor in Sociology

Full details found here.
 
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